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Utah Politics

Utah Governor: States Not Defending Gay Marriage Bans Is 'Next Step To Anarchy'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R), resolute in his quest to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage, is disappointed that other states don't feel compell...

Republican Attorney General Cleared In Bribery Investigation

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and MICHELLE L. PRICE | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal bribery investigation of Utah Attorney General John Swallow ended Thursday without charges, enabling him to shrug off...

GOP Lawmaker Calls For Ending Mandatory Education

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Utah is calling for the end of mandatory education in the state. State Sen. Aaron Osmond (R-South Jordan) wrote on th...

Latino Outreach Director Axed

Standard-Examiner | JaNae Francis | Posted 07.15.2013 | Latino Voices

A sudden request by the Utah Democratic Party for the resignation of its first Latino outreach director has some Latino Democrats upset. A news rel...

Utah Police Accused Of Exploiting Immigrants

Fox News Latino | Posted 06.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrants were allegedly being forced into compromising situations by police in Utah: become a confidential informant in your community ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Tackle 'Unprecedented' Last-Minute Move

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Utah legislators are rushing through a last-minute piece of legislation that would allow an independent investigation into the state's embattled attor...

Congressman Joins Dance Craze

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is the latest politician to dance his way into a pop culture craze. Lewis, a civil rights-era veteran, is shown dancing Ga...

Ian Gray

State Legislators Sent Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Ian Gray | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

State legislators from around the country are stopping into classrooms this year to meet with students as part of the "America's Legislators Back to S...

John Celock

Republican Join Internet 'Call Me' Craze

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Utah Republicans -- including both U.S. senators and the governor -- were the latest to join the "Call Me Maybe" video phenomenon during last week's R...

John Celock

Dem Attacks GOP Gov For Backing Idea Too 'Crazy' For Brewer

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

The Democratic nominee for governor of Utah is attacking the Republican incumbent's decision to enter the state into a health care compact for Medicar...

Democrat Aims To Be Utah's 'Gourmet Cook'

Jake Rush | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Jake Rush

Utah has not had a Democratic governor since 1985. The Republican incumbency advantage there is formidable to say the least. However, this year's Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, Gen. Peter Stryker Cooke, wants to change that, and has the chops to do it. Progress in Utah Already In the neighborhoods surrounding the Salt Lake City Country Club, Cooke signs dot the streets. They feature two stars, symbolizing the General's 39-year career in the Army Reserves. Their colors: red and white. 'COOKE' is emblazoned in the middle in bold, blue font. They resemble an American Flag.

John Celock

Tea Party Group: We're 'Coming Back With A Vengeance'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Pledging that a victory in the Indiana Senate primary will show Tea Party-backed candidates are "coming back with a vengeance," FreedomWorks for Ameri...

Utah Democrats Prepare To Take On Hatch

Jake Rush | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Jake Rush

It's not uncommon in Utah to see Democratic candidates forego any indication that they're Democrats on campaign literature. It's a bold move, believe it or not, to put a donkey on yard signs here. The fear, or perhaps the well-documented fact, is that the biggest obstacle for a Democrat is the mere presence of a 'D' after his name.

John Celock

Tea Party Group Claims Policy Victory In Senate Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics

With polls showing a battle to the finish in Saturday's state Republican convention vote for U.S. Senate in Utah, a national Tea Party group is claimi...

John Celock

Tea Party Group Not Giving Up Senate Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Tea Party group, under fire for its work in the Utah Republican Senate caucuses last week, is pledging to continue fighting to oust Se...

Hatch Scores Big Win On Opponent's Home Turf

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

While the final delegate counts from Thursday night's Republican caucuses in Utah will likely not be known until early next week, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatc...

John Celock

Tea Party Hopes To Take Down Senator Tonight

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Tea Party activists are hoping that Thursday's Republican caucuses in Utah mark the first victory in the ultimate defeat of longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch ...

John Celock

'Nothing More Dangerous' For States

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

TAMPA -- At the annual fall forum of the National Conference of State Legislatures, pension reform advocates briefed the nation's state legislators on...

Senator Hatch Enters Utah's Silly Season with a Flourish

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Bradley T. Borden

With more than 30 years of experience in Utah politics, Orrin Hatch understands the political climate there better than anyone. Although his latest statements about the poor are perverse, insensitive, unreasonable, and extreme, he knows what it will take to win reelection.

A Message to Democratic Voters in Utah

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

I've been seeing signs up all over the place for Chris Cannon's reelection and I'm wondering who his opponent is. I can't find anyone who seems to be running against him.